ILMI Updates: September 2016
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ILMI Updates: September 2016

A new working paper on 'The case for adequate housing for teachers in Windhoek' is available online here. The paper is a tool in a process that ILMI and a teachers' collective from various unions have undertaken to explore housing options for teachers and others (e.g. nurses, mineworkers) falling in the 'gap' of available housing provision mechanisms.

The reports on the first two talks on our series of 'Rapid/alternative land delivery mechanisms' are also available online. You can read about how a donor-funded development project in Katima Mulilo and Rundu managed to deliver 18,000 plots of land in four years (here) and about some qualitative observations on one of the first pilots in Namibia of participatory planning in 'Freedom Square' in Gobabis (here). The last talk on this series will be the case of rapid land delivery in Rehoboth Exts. 5 & 6 by Winplan, which will take place on October 17th; see announcement below.

You can also now download our Working Paper No. 1 (here) as well as the Land, liveilhoods and housing framework (here) in their new layout.

We were happy to have been part of a day event that the German Private School (DHPS) in Windhoek organised to acquaint their studentship on the living conditions in informal settlements. Grade 10 students had the opportunity to walk through some of the informal settlements in Windhoek; the next day the school invited practitioners from different disciplines and institutions to reflect together with the students on the experience (photo as header).
Space, place and belonging: informal trading in and around Congolenses market, Luanda, Angola
Lunch talk by Martin Mendelsohn. Thursday, 13 October 2016, 12h30-14h00. Seminar room, Department of Architecture and Spatial Planning (map here). You can reserve by writing to
Rapid land delivery in Rehoboth Ext. 5 & 6.
Lunch talk by Mr. Esterhuizen and Mr. van der Merwe, Winplan.
Monday, 17 October 2016, 12h30-14h00. Seminar room, Department of Architecture and Spatial Planning (map here). You can reserve by writing to
Land, livelihoods and housing news in Namibia: briefing

FEATURED ARTICLE The remarkable story of a woman selling Kapana for 18 years: which kind of socio-spatial development would support such remarkable efforts?
(See article here)

[From JULY] Army general estimates that the housing and the rural and urban land crises could make Namibia “fall into a cycle of mass demonstrations and public uprisings”. (See article here)

Almost 60% of Namibia’s rural population considered ‘food insecure’: SADC report. (See article here)
Taxi drivers protest lack of inclusion in new transport plans. (See article here)
Namibia’s economic outlook downgrading attributed to debt. (See article here)
Electricity Control Board rejects NamPower’s application to hike prices by 31%; allows only 16.7%. (See article here)
Walvis Bay evictees remain housed in camping tents after four months of having been displaced. (See article here)
Cost of pipeline to source water from desalination plan to be paid by Local Authorities in the coast due to lack of central government subsidies. (See article here)
President Geingob ‘unveils’ housing development for military personnel funded with pension funds: 3,419 plots of land and 11,000 housing units. (See article here)
Khomas Regional Council and City of Windhoek hold a two-day workshop on how to deal with the land and housing issue. (See article here)
Institutional plots are sold for residential purposes; to be developed by ‘previously disadvantaged’ entrepreneurs. (See article here)
SPYL requests equipment from state for NYS and NDF trainees to develop social housing.  (See article here)
Ondangwa to re-allocate residential plots to others in their ‘waiting list’ as beneficiaries struggle to repay these. (See article here)
Ministry of Gender and Equality and Child Welfare announces an ‘after-school’ centre where ‘street children’ will be able to have accommodation. (See article here)
NANGOF working group on land reform calls for inclusion in new land conference. (See article here)
Prominent businessman refuses to pay more for prime property in Oshakati. (See article here)
Northern areas of the country suffering ‘unprecendented’ water shortages. (See article here)
Mainly Himba-speaking alleged ex-combatants camp near Herero Mall in Katutura in protest of their lack of recognition as war veterans. (See article here)
They block street in Katutura in protest for their demands.(See article here)
Rehoboth residents threaten to throw human faeces at the Municipality in protest of failing public services. (See article here)
Jobless youth occupy an old-age home for residential purposes in Okakarara. (See article here)
About 400 inhabitants try to ‘grab land’ in Okahandja Park, Windhoek; the attempt is stopped by the City Police. (See article here)
Omusati governor fears ‘civil strife’ due to drought and new measures implemented by NamWater. (See article here)
Solar power plant is developed in Arandis through PPP. (See article here)
Paralympians gold-medal winners living conditions in Windhoek’s informal settlements. (See article here)
807 plots serviced under Mass Urban Land Servicing Programme in Oshakati. (See article here)
Water advisory body created to regulate prices and tariffs. (See article here)
Group of disabled protest at the City of Windhoek due to inadequacy of land being allocated to them. (See article here)
‘Squatters’ at school hostel in Windhoek are evicted and forced to pay for utilities they’ve used. (See article here)
Minister urges beneficiaries of the Mass Housing programme to not default on payments. (See article here)
Government decides not to purchase water desalination plant from French energy company; announces the construction of own plant through PPP. (See article here)
Families ‘evicted’ from land at Windhoek’s Ombili informal settlement and re-settle in flood-prone area. (See article here)
About ILMI. The Integrated Land Management Institute is a centre of the Faculty of Natural Resources and Spatial Sciences (FNRSS) at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) committed to develop reputable and multidisciplinary research and public outreach activities in the field of land, administration, property, architecture and spatial planning.
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